Wednesday, July 17, 2013

using up your stash

it is a nasty word
especially when you have a bit of it and need to use it up
i am trying to cut down on my random purchases this year and use what i have got first
HAHAAHAHAHAAHAHAHAAHAAHA i hear you laughing because WHAT CRAFTER IN THEIR RIGHT MIND hasn't said that before riiiiight?!

anyways my friend sal gives us cardmakers these really cool swaps to do over at essential baby  and i try really hard to use stuff that i haven't touched at all or can't remember the last time i used it. our challenge was to do a centre step card and use stripes and people.
 a centre fold card is easy even for a non-measuring type of chick like me. for instructions go to splitcoast stampers  and they are very simple to follow. i used some retired su dsp for the stripes and an old fashioned stamp from my stash as the image.
 i wanted the image to look old so put it through the big shot with a broken window embossing folder and then put clear embossing over the top
i also added some embroidery string, flowers from a reverse garbage trip, punched out trim  and a row of small pearls.
i hope my swap girls like them
cheers ears


deb said...

Can you tell me what company the "broken window" embossing folder is from? I have looked everywhere for one, but cannot seem to find one. Thanks.


clare mcilhatton said...

hmmm not sure but i suspect it is a tim holzt one.